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King's Lynn 1 Nantwich Town 0
15th January 1994
A superb defensive performance by the Linnets saw them edge through to the 5th round of the FA Vase in front of a large Walks crowd on Saturday.
Fullbacks Darren Rolf and Tim Webster, central defenders Darren Bloodworth and Gary West and Paul Willis - playing in front of them - all play the vigour, commitment and effort
In goal Steve Lewis rose to the occasion with a solid performance, in midfield of Mark Howard was inventive. and up front Davy Jones and Jackie Gallagher for always a threat.
But Lynn started the match badly, only some timely interventions from captain Bloodworth stopping Nantwich taking an early lead.
The match was disjointed, constantly interrupted by the referee's whistle and Lynn seemed unable to settle as the visitors took control.
This all changed, however, in the 19th minute. In their first real attack James Russell and Gallagher made a move down the right before Howard took over and put in and inch perfect cross that was swept home by a jubilant Jones.
Nantwich hit back. John Giblin seeing his shot go agonisingly wide. but on 30 minutes Jones should have sealed things for Lynn.
He won a battle with a defender on the edge of the area but then fired straight at the goalkeeper from 15 yards.
Two minutes later some incisive of passing left Giblin clear again for the visitors but this time is effort was deflected just wide.
Five minutes injury time was played by the inconsistent and frustrating referee Mr P Dawson.
After the break Nantwich came at Lynn. Lewis twice denying Giblin and once foiling Trevor Russell.
But as the half wore on there was only one winning as Lynn held on comfortable victory.
The atmosphere in the ground was terrific towards the end as the ref played another five minutes injury time.
But Lynn deserve their win and they won't meet many better teams and Nantwich in this competition.
Lynn: Lewis, Rolfe, Webster, Bloodworth, West, Wilis, Russell. Howard, Jones, Gallagher, Prior. Subs: (not used) Anderson, Worthington.
Attendance: 886.
Report by permission of the Lynn News